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Bluff Dale Bridge
CR-149 Paluxy River Crossing At Bluff Dale
Bluff Dale, Texas

Bluff Dale Bridge

• Bridge: Bluff Dale Bridge
• Structure ID: NBI 020730AA0149002
• City: Bluff Dale
• State: Texas
• Country: USA
• Carries: CR-149
• Crosses: Paluxy River
• Date Opened: 1891
• Total Length: 140 Feet
• Longest Span: 98 Feet (Estimated)
• Tower Height: 20 Feet (Estimated)
• Deck Width: 8 Feet (Estimated)
• Number Of Lanes: 1
• Number Of Spans: 1
• Height Above Water: 10 Feet (Estimated)
• Traffic Count: Closed To Vehicle Traffic
• Structure Status: Still Standing As Of 2003
Bluff Dale, Texas, is a small town about 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth on US-377. Over a hundred years ago, the local citizens got together to build a bridge. They hired a regionally famous bridge builder, hacked together some iron, pipes, and cable, and ended up with this fantastic cable stayed bridge long before such bridges were in vogue. It is located on country road 149 about a quarter mile north of town. A modern bridge was built next to this structure, so vehicles no longer use the metal monster.

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Bluff Dale Bridge

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